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Eco-Hotel La Residenza
Ranked #74 of 428 Hotels in Milan
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

In Hotel La Residenza, we spent three nights in May 2013. The hotel is a nice and quiet neighborhood a bit far from city center. That was not a problem, though, because the yellow line metro station Affori Centro was just five minutes away.

Pros:
- Nice and quiet neighborhood, near a park
- Near to a metro station
- Good breakfast
- Good price, for milan standards

Cons:
- Tiny elevator
- The room was a bit small for two people (but it didn’t bother us much because we were in the room just for sleep and shower)
- They charge wifi (only one hour free internet access in their computers)
- They charge baggage storage after checkout
- They ask (every time you pass from the reception), if you want to have lunch or dinner in the hotel.
- During checkout, they tried to charge us two “mini bars”, even though we didn’t use anything. After my complaint, the didn’t charged us

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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EcoHotelLaResidenza, Responsabile reception at Eco-Hotel La Residenza, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2013

Dear Guest,
We want to thank you for your review and for the high rate you gave to our hotel.
We would like to inform you on some features of this hotel. The building was built in the 60’s and that’s why the lift is not big, but it can carry up to 4 people without luggage comfortably.
We have different kind of rooms, the cheapest ones are smaller than the most expensive ones: we also have Prestige and Superior rooms and even a Suite in Feng Shui style.
Concerning the Wi-fi: we ask for € 2,50 for Fast internet connection in your room for all your stay whereas it is free with no-time limit if you use in the internet point at the Biologic bar.
We are sorry if you found us annoying regarding the restaurant but we want to tell you that we do believe in Healthy and Organic food and it would have been a pleasure for us to make you taste our organic italian dishes.
Concerning the minibar, if a guest asks for it we charge € 5,00 for the five products he can find in it (which value is about € 12,00) but we always cancel the charging if the guest tells us he did not use the minibar service.
We ask for a small amount of money for luggage left on deposit because your luggage is safe and covered by an insurance.


Thank you very much for your time.

Best Regards – Eco Hotel La Residenza Management

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

The only thing that bugged us was the parking, you have to park in the street and pay 0,80 euros per hour from 8am to 1pm, beside that friendly staff, tiny elevator but the stairs ar large enough to bring your suitcases with you, and everything you need will be in the bedroom. Nice breakfast too, they're into the "eco" move, so a lot of bio food that are really good indeed! The metro station is just across the little park (5 minutes walking), there are supermarkets around, and a nice bike and walk/run path behind the hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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EcoHotelLaResidenza, Responsabile reception at Eco-Hotel La Residenza, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for the high score you gave us.
We are glad you appreciated our eco-philosophy and our restaurant with organic food. Our Chef Roberto thanks you for your compliments. As you saw, we are at the entrance of Parco Nord where you can walk with your dog, to go for a jog or to go for a ride.
Soon on our website you will find a map of parks and gardens around this area, and in the future we will give the Nordic walking rackets for Nordic walking lovers.

Best Regards

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

The hotel is in a fairly good location, a short to the metro station which will take you into the centre quickly. The room was clean and fairly big, but the thin walls meant it was a little bit noisy. The mini fridge was also locked during our stay... so we were unable to keep food or drinks in there. Breakfast was OK, there was not a lot of options for vegetarians. The wifi was not included, however we only had to pay a small fee to get wifi for the whole of our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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EcoHotelLaResidenza, Responsabile reception at Eco-Hotel La Residenza, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2013

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for your review.
We inform you that the key for the mini bar is available on request at the reception. With just € 5,00 you can have 5 drinks but you cannot refrigerate food because the temperature of the fridge is more than 4 degrees.

Our breakfast is very appreciated by international customers because we offer different kind of organic products. Our team can create a menu suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs; if you will be our guest in the future we invite you to ask at our chef for further information.

Best Regards,

Eco Hotel La Residenza management

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

A tidy hotel, very reasonable priced, and the reception staff were extremely friendly. The location was good too, quite near the metro station. There was a Wi-Fi connection, which was nice. The room was a bit small, but it was OK. We would have liked a refrigerator, but the mini-bar was locked and it was forbidden to keep food there.

There were some problems too, the cleaning staff did not like us very much, because we did not leave the room before noon. Obviously, it is nice to have a clean room, but it is not nice to have the cleaning staff banging and yelling at the door all the morning: "You want the room cleaned or not?!". We were on holiday, so we would have wanted to sleep. And there wasn't any "Do not disturb" sign, but we got one from the reception. However, one of the cleaning ladies was so scary that after this incident I decided to get up early so I wouldn't have to face her again!

Well, it was not too quiet in any case, because the walls were like paper and the people next door got up at 5 A.M. However, the room was very clean, so if you don't mind some "normal Italian noise" and if you leave the room early, this is an OK hotel for you.

We didn't have any meals at the restaurant, but I looked at the menu and it was nice to notice the vegetarian (and even vegan) meals. If we had stayed longer, we would have tried that. The hotel claimed to be very ecological, however, I was wondering if the small plastic soap bottles meet the ecological requirements.

Room Tip: The first floor was very noisy, maybe the other floors would be better
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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EcoHotelLaResidenza, Responsabile reception at Eco-Hotel La Residenza, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2013

Dear Guest

We would like to thank you for your review.
We use this occasion to give you some more information.
Unfortunately it is not possible to put food in the fridge in the room because the lowest temperature is 5 degrees that is not suitable for refrigerating food. You can just cool drinks.
We always offer a minibar service with 5 drinks at just € 5. You will have: 1 bottle of still water, 1 bottle of sparkling water, 1 Fanta, 1 Coke and 1 bottle of organic prosecco wine.
We are very sorry for what happened with our maid, we ensure you that will not happen anymore in the future.
Regarding the small plastic soap bottles: the Province of Milan compels all 3 star hotels to have a disposable bathroom-kit in little plastic bottles. That’s why we do not have any soap-nozzle. Our bathroom-kit has an ecolabel certificate and the plastic we use is recycled PET.
Our new website will be online soon and you will read our green-policy and our eco-solutions such as:

• We use a damper to reduce the flux of water in tubs
• Double WC water drain, one of 8 liters and and the second one of 15 liters
• The electricity that we use has a certification that guarantees 100% of renewable energy sources
• Our Air-conditioning has a low power consumption
• We offer organic food at breakfast and dinner.
• We use eco-save bulb
• Recycled paper in all our hotel
• All the household electrical appliances that you find in the hotel have a low power consumption (AA+)
• All the cleaning products that we use are 98% BIODEGRADABLE IN 24 HOURS

For further information, please contact us.
Thank you

The Management and the staff of Eco Hotel La Residenza

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Reviewed 4 May 2013

Stayed here for three nights in April 2013, its location makes it an ideal place to stay in Milan short walk to the metro station ten minutes into the centre, and as city hotels go this one is pretty quiet. Room was a bit small but adequate for what we needed good enough size bathroom with a good shower.
Breakfast was very good with a wide selection to choose from, especially enjoyed the fresh fruit option.
The staff are very helpful and a pleasent change from the anonymity we have experienced in other hotels we have stayed at. We had dinner at the hotel and Roberto was ever on hand with
recommendations, the food was good and some of the dishes very good. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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EcoHotelLaResidenza, Responsabile reception at Eco-Hotel La Residenza, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2013
Google Translation

Gentile Ospite,
La ringraziamo per averci dedicato del tempo prezioso e per le piacevoli parole spese nei nostri confronti.
Siamo felici che abbia gradito la nostra struttura, così come i servizi offerti e lo staff dell’Eco Hotel La Residenza. Avere un buon rapporto con Voi ospiti per noi è fondamentale, fiducia ed empatia è quello che cerchiamo di trasmettervi ogni giorno, affinché possiate sentirvi sempre come a casa vostra.
Per il Suo prossimo soggiorno, Le consigliamo di sperimentare la nostra Junior Suite Feng Shui, spaziosa, confortevole e totalmente ecosostenibile.

Sperando di riaverLa presto nostro ospite, Le porgiamo i nostri più cordiali saluti.
La Direzione e lo Staff dell’Eco Hotel La Residenza.

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Reviewed 22 April 2013

I stayed here with my cousin and her husband, I had a single room which was very clean and the same size as my cousins double room!!! My room was facing the main road, but there is a park in between it and the hotel, so I didn't find the noise too disturbing. Breakfast was good, they had pretty much everything, the only addition I would have liked was some fresh fruit. If you don't have a car I think it would be a bit hard to find using public transport. Over all we had a pleasant weekend and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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EcoHotelLaResidenza, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Eco-Hotel La Residenza, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2013

Dear Mrs. Tania,
We thank you for your opinion on our Hotel and we will be pleased if you decide to stay with us in the future. Next time we can show you how to reach us by public transport: the underground is just at 350 meters. We are sorry you did not find any fresh fruit at your breakfast. We usually restock the buffet if the food decreases. Please, next time, do not hesitare to ask at our staff if you need more food.
Best Regards.

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

A 'eco hotel' with a repeater for mobile telephony on the roof top
is a contradiction.
Single room (mine) very poor (the bath with no bidet ),noisy(a very busy highway close to the hotel and a heavy snorer in the room next to mine).
Heating unnecessarily held up to the maximum
Breakfast acceptable,but lacking on the fruit offer.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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EcoHotelLaResidenza, Manager at Eco-Hotel La Residenza, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2013

Dear Mr, Claudio Mario F.,

I am Daniela, the owner of Eco-Hotel La Residenza.
I can understand your opinion about having a repeater on the roof may seem “anti-eco” for an eco-friendly hotel and I want to thank you because you give me the chance to explain. When we started the management of this hotel in the year 2000 we already found the repeater and we asked for certifications and guarantees on the low level of electromagnetic pollution. I would like to reassure you about electromagnetic waves of a repeater: their direction is horizontal, not vertical so they do not cover our hotel and the people in our rooms.
Our eco-friendly hotel got 3 leaves on 5 by EcoWorldHotel certification and our goal is to adopt an eco-friendly behaviour and make eco-friendly choices even in a city like Milan. We also decided to reduce the environmental impact of a house built in the ‘60s.

Concerning your room, we might like you to ask the reception the possibility to change you room if it didn’t fulfil your needs but nothing has been said at our desk. We would have changed your room immediately.
It is just the human factor that let us improve the quality of our service.

On our website you can see our room sizes, you can also find our Ecologic Room in Feng Shui style, the largest room available in our hotel, where there are no magnetic fields, plus it is completely furnished with eco-friendly materials! Our bathrooms are in different types: some of them have Chromo-therapy shower, some others have a bath, some have no bidet or shower toilet but we can say that 85% of our rooms has a bidet.

Concerning the heating, we would like to inform you that in every room there is the possibility to set the heating directly by the guest using a knob. We usually have international customers and we want them to feel free to set the heating as they prefer, trying to avoid waste and pollution.
These suggestions are shown in our ecological folders placed in all our rooms, where you can read the right eco-attitude in 5 different languages.

For breakfast, as you surely read in our colourful notices placed in all the corners of the breakfast buffet, we offer organic food for 95% coming from organic farmers. Our cakes are made by cooks skilled in organic food. This can make you taste a different flavour: more natural and more healthy even compared to a higher category hotel. Fresh fruits are always at your disposal during breakfast. It might have happened that when you came downstairs for breakfast the fruit case needed to be stocked. In that case, in the future, simply ask our staff, they will be happy to help you.

OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE OUR GUESTS FEEL HOME

If in the future you will be in Milan it will be our pleasure to have you here again so that you can have a second chance to make a sharper opinion on the services we offer.

Eco Greetings

Daniela

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Address: Via Vittorio Scialoia 3, 20161 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #74 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Price Range: £46 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Eco-Hotel La Residenza 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel La Residenza is an ecohotel certified by the EcoWorldHotel environmental quality mark, located in a green and quiet area in the northern part of Milan named Affori.The subway station (M3 Affori Centro) is at only 300 mt far from the hotel and it allows to reach quickly the center (Duomo – 5 km) and the Central Station (4 km).The ecotourism philosophy is spread throughout the hotel: several solutions are adopted to reduce the impact of the facilities on the environment, such as the use of alternative energy sources, low voltage light bulbs, ecological paper and toiletries with a fully recyclable packaging. ... more   less 
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